It would be great if we could go on holiday on a whim. But for many, it is financially challenging. Depending on where you want to go and what you want to do there, the expenses can pile up and before you know it, your dream destination will leave a hole in your pocket.
The same thing holds true for retirees whose priority is to be able to enjoy life through travelling. It’s nice if you’ve saved up early for your retirement but what if you don’t have enough funds for going on holidays?
The good thing is, not having a lot of money doesn’t mean you cannot go to your dream location anymore. With some research and perfect timing, you can go on budget holidays.
Here are some things that you can consider to have a cheap holiday:
Check out low-cost destinations
There are several countries that offer cheap holidays. In Asia, consider booking a flight to Indonesia, Vietnam or Thailand. If you prefer Europe, try the southern part of Spain or Hungary. You’ll be surprised at the huge savings you can get by going on a holiday in low-cost destinations. In general, the round trip tickets can be expensive, but once you reach your destination, the day-to-day expenses will be lower.
Rent a car and go on a road trip
You can explore other parts of Australia by renting a car and going on a road trip. To maximise your budget, there are car rental companies that look for drivers who will move their vehicles to designated points of hire. The cost of driving a car back is much lower than standard hire charges.
Ride a coach
If you want to explore the east coast states as well as South Australia, you’ll find several bus companies that offer coach services at low prices. There’s a fly free offer to a departure point that is available in many guided holiday tours. There’s also a coach company that offers a hop on, hop off pass. This means that you can ride and alight the coach wherever you are.
As with everything that’s related to cheap holidays, plan and research. There are so many opportunities where you can save a lot of money. You just need to know where to look and anticipate upcoming deals and promos.
Do you have other cheap holiday ideas for couples who are over 50 years old? Share your tips in the comments section.